Mustique Island

2023 Paperback Events

May 30, 2023

6:30 pm ET
Winston-Salem, NC: Bookmarks
🎂 Paperback launch party in conversation with author Joy Callaway
Register here.  

May 31, 2023

3:00 pm ET
Reading with Robin
Instagram Live conversation with award-winning Book Influencer Robin Kall

June 1, 2023

6:30 pm ET
Best of Winston Book Club Launch Party
Ticketed tea party and evening conversation with Best of Winston host Anne Glenn
Get tickets here

June 27, 2023

3:00 pm ET
Adriana Ink with Adriana Trigiani 
Facebook Live conversation with New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani


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Past Events

Mustique Island

2022 Book Events

May 6, 2022

7:00 pm ET
A Mighty Blaze
A conversation with New York Times bestselling author Jenna Blum

May 9, 2022

7:00 pm ET
William Morrow Presents Mustique Island Launch Party in partnership with Bookmarks (NC), FoxTale Book Shoppe (GA), One More Page Bookstore (VA), and Skylark Bookshop (MO)
A conversation with New York Times bestselling author Jane Green

May 11, 2022

6:30 pm ET
Winston-Salem, NC: Bookmarks
Sip & Sign with complimentary Mustique Mojitos while supplies last

May 12, 2022

3:00 pm ET
Reading with Robin
A conversation with award-winning Book Influencer Robin Kall

May 13, 2022

3:00 pm ET
Peloton Moms Book Club
Live on Instagram @PelotonMomsBookClub

May 13, 2022

7:00 pm ET
Cleveland, OH: Cuyahoga County Public Library
A conversation with New York Times bestselling author Paula McLain

May 14, 2022

5:00 pm ET / 2:00 pm PT
San Diego, CA: Adventures by the Book
A conversation with New York Times bestselling author Kate Quinn

May 17, 2022

7:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm PT
La Jolla, CA: Warwick’s Books
A conversation with bestselling authors Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

May 19, 2022

6:30 pm ET
Wine & Words with Wade
A conversation with USA Today bestselling author Wade Rouse (aka Viola Shipman)

May 21, 2022

2:00 pm ET
Fearrington Village, NC: McIntyre’s Books
A conversation with New York Times bestselling author Therese Anne Fowler

May 27, 2022

11:00 am ET
Pawley’s Island, SC: Litchfield Books
A Moveable Feast event

June 1, 2022

7:00 pm ET
Friends and Fiction
A conversation with New York Times bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews, Patti Callahan Henry, Kristin Harmel, and Kristy Woodson Harvey

June 9, 2022

4:00 pm MT/ 6:00 pm ET
Las Cruces, NM: Mesilla Valley Readers of Southern New Mexico 
A Book Club Discussion

June 11, 2022

2:00 pm ET
Mt. Airy, NC: Mt. Airy Public Library
Author Meet & Greet

Marilla of Green Gables

2019 Book Events

1/22 — Forsyth County, NC

Forsyth Country Club brunch hosted by the Philocalian Book Club, 11:30am

2/9-10 — Winston-Salem, NC

Bookmarks’ Annual Moveable Feast weekend

2/17 — Mt. Airy, NC

Mt. Airy Public Library Book Club, 2pm

2/28 — Arbor Acres, NC

Arbor Acres Author Talk in Piner Hall Auditorium, 7pm

3/2 — Carlsbad, CA

Novel Network Author Skypefest at Carlsbad City Library, 3:30-5pm PST

3/19 — Winston-Salem, NC 

Welcoming New York Times bestselling author Lisa See
Streaming live on NPR’s WSNC Radio’s “Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy,” 3:30-4pm ET
Bookmarks event, 7pm

3/20 — Charlottesville, VA

Virginia Festival of the Book
“Enduring Heroines in Historical Fiction” with authors Janet Benton and Camille Di Maio, 4pm

3/27 — The Romance of Reading

Women’s History Month Facebook Book Club Takeover

3/28— Winston-Salem, NC

Hyde Book Club, 7:30pm

3/28 — Nationwide 

NovelNetwork Facebook Live

Women’s History Month Live Facebook Chat, 5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST

4/9 — Excelsior, MN

Literature Lovers’ Night Out, 7pm

4/10 — Stillwater, MN

Literature Lovers’ Night Out, 7pm

4/12 — Pilot Mountain, NC

Northwestern Regional Library System Enrichment Day, 11am
Charles H. Stone Memorial Library

4/19-20 — Columbia, MO

Unbound Book Festival

5/8 — Winston-Salem, NC

Mary Symington Book Club, 2:30pm

5/17-19 — Gaithersburg, MD

Gaithersburg Book Festival
F. Scott Fitzgerald Pavilion
With New York Times bestselling author Therese Fowler, 2:15-3:15pm

5/21 — Winston-Salem, NC 

Welcoming  bestselling author Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs
Streaming live on NPR’s WSNC Radio’s “Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy,” 4:30-5pm ET

6/3 — Nationwide 

#LitChat Live on Twitter

Discussion of Marilla of Green Gables, 4-5pm ET

6/7 — Winston-Salem, NC

Welcoming  New York Times bestselling author Jean Kwok
Streaming live on NPR’s WSNC Radio’s “Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy,” 4:30-5pm ET
In conversation at Bookmarks, 7pm

9/6 — Winston-Salem, NC

Welcoming  national bestselling author Mary Laura Philpott.
Streaming live on NPR’s WSNC Radio’s “Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy,” 3:30-4pm ET

Bookmarks Birthday Bash, 6:30pm
The Ramkat

9/7 — Winston-Salem, NC

Welcoming  New York Times bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly
On NPR’s WSNC Radio’s “Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy,” 9:00-9:30am ET

“Life’s Messes and What I learned Along the Way”
Sarah McCoy and Mary Laura Philpott in conversation, 10-10:45am
Reynolds Place Theater

Book signing, 11am
Bookmarks Festival Signing Tent

“That’s Unexpected: Retelling the Story with Characters You Know”
Panel discussion featuring Sarah McCoy, Margaret George, and Megan Shepherd, 3:45-4:30pm
Reynolds Place Theater

Bookmarks Book Festival
Click here for full festival details.

9/25 — Lake Lure, NC

Book & Bites Luncheon, 11am
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mountain Branch Library

10/3 — Forsyth County, NC

Page Turners Book Club, 2-4pm

10/8 — 🎉 Marilla of Green Gables paperback release

10/12 — Nashville, TN

Southern Festival of Books
Featuring Marilla of Green Gables, 11am-12pm
NPL Teen Studio

10/19 — San Diego, CA 

Ladies Literary Tea at the Westgate Hotel, 2:30-4:30pm
Click here for ticket purchase.

10/20 — Carlsbad, CA  

Carlsbad Library, 2-3:30pm
Classics Revisited
Click here to register.

11/3 — Winston-Salem, NC

Official Marilla of Green Gables Paperback Release Tea Party, 3pm
The Shaffner Inn Tea Room
Click here to purchase tickets. Limited space is available.
Buy now before they’re sold out.

Marilla of Green Gables

2018 Book Launch Events

9/15 — Tampa, FL

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2018 Discovery Show
Moveable Feast of Authors, 12pm

10/4 — Winston-Salem, NC
Bookmarks in conversation with Patti Callahan Henry (Becoming Mrs. Lewis)

10/20 — Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

L.M. Montgomery Institute Brunch at UPEI, 10am

Charlottetown Bookmark, 12pm

Anne of Green Gables Store, signing only, 3pm

10/21 — Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
Indigo Books event

10/ 22-23 — Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Indigo Books events

10/24 — Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Library, Author! Author! High Tea with Sarah McCoy, 4pm

10/25 — Winston-Salem, NC

🎉U.S. Launch Party hosted by Bookmarks and Footnote Cafe, 7pm
RSVP here.

10/27 — Austin, TX

Texas Book Festival, “A New Twist on the Past” with author Marjorie Herrera Lewis, 3:30pm

10/29 — New York City, NY

HarperCollins Facebook Live, 1:30-2:30pm

10/29 — Manhattan, Upper West Side, NY

Book Culture with New York Times bestselling author Allison Pataki, 7pm

10/30 — Brooklyn, NY

Books Are Magic, signing only

11/2 — Washington Metro, DC

One More Page Books, 7pm

11/6 — Columbus, OH

The Thurber House, Evenings With Authors, 7:30pm

11/7 — Nashville, TN

Parnassus Books with New York Times bestselling author Ruta Sepetys, 6:30pm

11/9 — Greenville, SC

Fiction Addiction, 2pm

11/10 — Atlanta, GA

Foxtale Books, 2pm

11/28 — Wake Forest University, NC

Wake Forest Medical Center Guild Book Club, 7pm

12/1 — Advance, NC

The Twisted Sisters Book Club hosted by Mocks UMC, 1:30pm

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | North America

The Mapmaker’s Children paperback releases, including an exclusive new book club package at the back of the novel. Pre-order for your reading groups here now!

Wednesday, February 10 | A Chick Who Reads

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured ☆ review: “I absolutely adore Sarah McCoy’s writing… a brilliant job creating a story and blending it with history. In this story we travel further back in time to the Civil War while having a portion of the story woven in with the present.”

Wednesday, February 10 | Dallas, TX

7:00 p.m.
SKYPE with the Two Dozen D’s of Dallas book club.

Thursday, February 11 | View from the Birdhouse

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured ☆ review: “… beautifully written. The descriptions were vivid, the characterizations were multi-dimensional, and I found myself absorbed in the story, staying up past my bedtime to see what happened next. This is my first read by Sarah McCoy, and it will not be my last.”

Friday, February 12 | El Paso, TX

El Paso Main (Downtown) Library
501 N. Oregon St.
El Paso Library Foundation’s unveiling of the author’s name added to the library’s ‘Wall of Fame’ in celebration of The Mapmaker’s Children paperback launch.
Private event.

Friday, February 12 | Calico Critic

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured ☆ review: “McCoy has a wonderful novel with The Mapmaker’s Children… it has brought me greater appreciation for topics such as the Underground Railroad, infertility, forgiveness, and risking all for what you hold dear. I heartily recommend this title to my readers.”

Monday, February 15 | Just One More Chapter

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured  review: “[McCoy] writes with feeling and clarity, I could visualize so much, from the old house, to the doll’s head and the bookstore made me appreciate the research that went into The Mapmaker’s Children… I am a new fan.”

Tuesday, February 16 | Puddletown Reviews

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured  review: “Anyone who loves historical fiction, Civil War history, the beauty of lesser historical figures brought to light, and the imagery and sounds of a small town in today’s America will enjoy every page turn of The Mapmaker’s Children.”

Wednesday, February 17 | Curling Up by the Fire

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “It’s quite obvious the author did an enormous amount of research on Sarah [Brown], and I found her story to be quite riveting, and the writing style drew me in right away… I definitely recommend this book for those who have an interest in John Brown and his legacy.”

Thursday, February 18 | Reading With Robin

8:00 p.m. ET
RWR Book Club
Facebook Chat with readers.

Thursday, February 18 | Lavish Bookshelf

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured  review: “Sarah and Eden are characters in different centuries and lives, however the intersection of their lives is wonderful and fascinating. Those who love historical fiction and the wonderful serendipity of life will love The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy.” 

Monday, February 22 | Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured  review:”[I]t’s brilliant. Brilliant, and heartbreaking… It has this lushness about it that just makes you fall into the pages and not want to crawl out again. The settings are vivid, the characters are three dimensional, and the entire book has this sense of familial love to it that just made me feel at home. It takes a lot to impress me lately, but this book absolutely did. The Mapmaker’s Children definitely deserves a space on your to-be-read pile.”

Tuesday, February 23 | Nighttime Reading Center

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured  review: “I loved this book with each turn of the page. It gave you two stories that went well together. You get a modern mystery. You also learn about history at that time.”

Wednesday, February 24 | Queen of All She Reads

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured  review: “If you like books that alternate between the past and the present, deal with important and often difficult issues, and make you laugh and then cry, this is a book you’ll want to put at the top of your reading list… I loved it and can’t wait to read another of Ms. McCoy’s books.”

Thursday, February 25 | Glen Ridge, NJ

9:00 p.m. ET
SKYPE with book club.

Thursday, February 25 | Reading to Distraction

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured  review: “This book was utterly charming. I found myself sucked into the story fairly quickly…  I would certainly recommend this one!”

Monday, February 29 | Stephany Writes

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured  review: “Many authors nowadays seem to love the story arc of intermingling a past story with a present-day one. Most times, I find myself enjoying one story much more than the other one, but with this novel, I found myself deeply invested in both.”

Tuesday, March 1 | Melissa Lee’s Many Reads

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured  review: “I learned that McCoy’s character Sarah Brown was in fact a real woman. Although this is a fictional account of the abolitionist’s life, it shows a great deal of research done by the author.”

Friday, March 4 | Lesa’s Book Critiques

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured  review: “[I]t’s also the struggle and loss of dreams that unite the two women. And, it’s the act of reaching for a new dream that unites them… both women made a powerful journey through life, a memorable story.”

Tuesday, March 8 | Laura’s Reviews

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured  review: “I really enjoyed this novel. I loved how each chapter switched from present day to the historical narrative and that each story was as strong as the other… The Mapmaker’s Children is an excellent historical fiction and contemporary novel about women finding their place in the world during trying times.”

Thursday, March 17 | Charlottesville, VA

11:45-1:30 p.m.
Virginia Festival of the Book Festival Luncheon with Sara Gruen, moderated by Sarah McCoy
Omni Hotel Charlottesville— Ballroom
Join us in kicking off the 2016 VFOB with a lively afternoon affectionately nicknamed, Que Sara-Sarah. 
Official description: Sara Gruen, author of At the Water’s Edge, Ape House, and Water for Elephants, speaks about her stories at the annual Festival Luncheon. Sarah McCoy, author of The Mapmaker’s Children, The Baker’s Daughter, and The Time It Snowed In Puerto Rico will interview Ms. Gruen. Book sales and signing follow the luncheon. This event is SOLD OUT. Please click the Buy Ticket link on festival’s webpage to be placed on the waiting list.

Friday, March 18 | Charlottesville, VA

2:00-3:30 p.m. 
Virginia Festival of the Book
Barnes & Noble
1035 Emmet Street North, Barracks Road Shopping Center
“Boldface Names in Historical Fiction” panel discussion with critically-acclaimed authors Victoria Kelly (Mrs. Houdini) and Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie (America’s First Daughter).

Wednesday, April 13 | Happy Birthday Mr. Jefferson! Party

7:00 p.m.
Join Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, authors of AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER, as they celebrate the 273rd anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday filled with book fun, giveaways, and surprises! Party will include author visitors chatting with readers: Allison PatakiLauren WilligSarah McCoyEliza KnightSophie PerinotLynn CullenErika Robuck, and Donna Thorland. Make plans to join us on Facebook!

Tuesday, April 19 | Omaha, NE

5:15 p.m.
SKYPE with Book It To The Knowles Book Club.

Monday, May 2 | Baton Rouge, LA

7:00 p.m.
SKYPE with the Big Raggedy Anns Book Club.

Thursday, May 19 | Galveston, TX

8:00 p.m.
SKYPE with the Oleanders Book Club.

Wednesday, May 25 | San Jose, CA

4:00 p.m.
SKYPE with the High Alto Readers teachers’ book club.

Monday, February 16 | Wichita, KS

Sister Ups Book Club
6:45 p.m.
SKYPE with The Mapmaker’s Children advance reader winning book club.

Wednesday, February 25 | Cranston, RI

Freesia Book Club
2:00 p.m.
SKYPE with The Mapmaker’s Children advance reader winning book club.

Friday, March 13 | Tucson, AZ

7:00 p.m.
Tucson Festival of Books
University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center – Grand Ballroom.
Rock Bottom Remainders Benefit Concert for Literacy.
Ticketed event.

Saturday, March 14 | Tucson, AZ

10:00 a.m.
Tucson Festival of Books
Student Union Santa Rita
“Historical Fiction: Making Peace With The Past” with authors Sarah Bird, Lin Enger, and Brian Payton.

Saturday, March 14 | Tucson, AZ

12:30-1:15 p.m.
Mostly Books
Booth #148

Saturday, March 14 | Tucson, AZ

2:30 p.m.
Tucson Festival of Books
Koffler Room 204
“Historical Fiction: Reimagine the Past” with authors Mary Doria Russell and Nancy Turner.
Signing to follow on Koffler Patio.

Tuesday, March 17 | Boston, MA

The Panera Book Club
8:30 p.m.
SKYPE St. Patrick’s Day party with The Mapmaker’s Children advance reader winning book club.

Monday, April 21 | Savvy Verse & Wit

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured 5-☆ review: “[T]he mystery that ties these women together is well woven and readers will enjoy unraveling it with Eden… wonderful, and beautifully written. It had me reading into the late hours until I finished! McCoy’s book is brilliantly told and chock full of research about the Underground Railroad.”

Wednesday, April 22 | My Book Retreat

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured 5-☆ review:  “I had a hard time putting it down… I also longed to see how it all came together in the end. I was not disappointed. If you enjoy a mixture of historical and contemporary fiction, I highly recommendThe Mapmaker’s Children.”

Thursday, April 23 | BookNAround

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “[A]n enjoyable read that not only fleshes out American history, but connects it to the present and reminds us that the past very much underlays everything. It reminds us that the paths we travel might not be the ones we would have chosen but that we can never go wrong by investing in our hearts, our friends, and our communities.”

Monday, April 27 | Man of La Book

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “I liked the sto­ries of the women and the found the char­ac­ters to be affa­ble and smart. The author can cer­tainly write an engag­ing story.”

Tuesday, April 28 | 100 Pages a Day

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “[T]his story was made for me. Both Sarah and Eden’s stories were interesting and I felt an equal investment in each… I was glad that they were not related in some roundabout way; but were two women unable to have children and feeling the constraints of the emotional and societal effects of that fact.”

Wednesday, April 29 | Always With a Book

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “This is the first book I’ve read by Sarah McCoy and I absolutely loved it!!! Eden’s story was like looking in the mirror… here’s an author that doesn’t even know me and yet totally nailed what I went through… perfectly weaves fact and fiction. I flew through the pages.”

Thursday, April 30 | Booksie’s Blog

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “The two women are connected… by their journey to find meaning and connection in life and to build things that impact the world. Sarah McCoy has researched the life of Sarah Brown extensively.”

Thursday, April 30 | Literary New England Radio

8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
Twitter chat (follow @SarahMMcCoy) with @LitNewEngland and @ErikaRobuck.
Book giveaways for tweeting readers!

Monday, May 4 | The Book Binder’s Daughter

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “The events of the Harper’s Ferry Rebellion and the fight for freedom is such a powerful and interesting period of history.”

✰Launch Day Festivities✰

Tuesday, May 5 | Books on the Table

Virtual book blog review.
Featured review: “This novel is expertly constructed… Now, when I think of John Brown, I will think of Sarah Brown, whose maps and artwork demonstrate that we may have untapped talents and courage — qualities that are hidden like the root cellar on Apple Hill Lane, waiting to be found.”


Tuesday, May 5 | Providence, RI

5:00 p.m.
Brown University
Book Club-Reader celebration cocktail hour at Kabob & Curry.
Buy your tickets here. VIP event is limited.


Tuesday, May 5 | Providence, RI
The Mapmaker’s Children official launch party✰

7:00 p.m. (6:30 p.m. late registration)
Brown University
Smith Buonanno Room 106
Hosted by Reading with Robin radio host Robin Kall in partnership with Brown University’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice.
Open to public with limited auditorium seating. Please register here.

Wednesday, May 6 | West Metro Mommy

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “This book kept me interested from beginning to end… an excellent choice for people who are new to historical fiction.”

Wednesday, May 6 | Providence, RI

12:00 p.m.
Domaine Designs
18 Imperial Place
“Books & Bling” with New York Times bestselling author Jenna Blum and hostess Reading With Robin.

Wednesday, May 6 | Boston, MA

7:00 p.m.
Brookline Brooksmith
In conversation with New York Times bestselling author Jenna Blum.

Thursday, May 7 | Bibliotica 

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “[Y]ou find yourself gripped – completely gripped – by the story… well-crafted, brilliantly written novel, and I highly recommend it, especially to animal lovers, childless adults, and history buffs.”

Thursday, May 7 | Concord, MA

7:00 p.m.
Concord Bookshop
Co-event with author of The House of Hawthorne Erika Robuck.

Friday, May 8 | Peeking Between the Pages

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy is a wonderful blend of the past and present that completely captivates the reader from the first page to the last… Utterly fantastic storytelling! Highly recommended!”

Friday, May 8 | Milton, MA

6:00 p.m.
Grub Street Writers Salon Author Series hosted by Mo Hanley and in conversation with New York Timesbestselling author Jenna Blum.

Sunday, May 10 | Long Island, NY

3:00 p.m.
The Book Revue
Mother’s Day Sip & Sign.
Call or click here to pre-order a copy to be signed during this visit. The Book Revue ships nationwide.

Monday, May 11 | Patricia’s Wisdom

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “It just felt perfect to curl up in the spring sunshine on my deck and explore this historic story. I liked this gracious story and particularly learning more about Sarah Brown in our contemporary times of racial unrest. What a lovely way to learn history and about one’s own values and views.”

Monday, May 11 | New York City, NY

7:00 p.m.
In conversation with New York Times bestselling author Caroline Leavitt.

Tuesday, May 12 | A Bookish Way of Life

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “The Mapmaker’s Children was my first Sarah McCoy novel and I absolutely LOVED it! The story was spellbinding, beautifully written, and the perfect blend of history and fiction.”

Tuesday, May 12 | The Washington Post

☆ Featured Book Review: “McCoy deftly intertwines a historical tale with a modern one… passionately told… The Mapmaker’s Children not only honors the accomplishments of a little-known woman but artfully demonstrates how fate carries us in unexpected directions, no matter how we might try to map out our lives.”

Wednesday, May 13 | Arlington, VA

7:00 p.m.
One More Page Books
In conversation with former Washingtoninan books editor Bethanne Patrick.

Wednesday, May 13 | A Chick Who Reads

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “McCoy does a brilliant job creating a story and blending it with history… I fell in love with this story just as quickly.”

Thursday, May 14 | FictionZeal

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “I love stories like this in which the novel swings between a historical time period and present day. The fictional portion is plotted seamlessly against the historical background. All of the characters are very engaging and brought to life on the pages of the novel.”

Thursday, May 14 | Washington, DC

12:00 p.m.
Women’s National Democratic Club
The Whittemore House hosts Sarah McCoy and The Mapmaker’s Children.
Buy your tickets and join us for a book discussion and gourmet lunch in this prominent historic home.

Thursday, May 14 | Georgetown, DC

5:00 p.m.
DC Metro Books & Bubbly Happy Hour.
Open to public with RSVP—get in touch with your favorite, local book blogger or reading group leader for the Evite!

Friday, May 15 | Bookshelf Fantasies

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured book giveaway.

Friday, May 15 | Washington, DC

The DC Ladies Book of the Month Chat.

Friday, May 15 | Gaithersburg, MD

7:00 p.m.
Author reception for Gaithersburg Book Fest.

Saturday, May 16 | Gaithersburg, MD

1:00 p.m.
Gaithersburg Book Festival
Marvin Gaye Pavilion
High School Short Story Contest Ceremony
Presenting awards as judge.

Saturday, May 16 | Gaithersburg, MD

3:15 p.m.
Gaithersburg Book Festival
Edgar Alan Poe Pavilion

Monday, May 18 | Kritters Ramblings

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “Usually when reading a dual narrative, I fall in love with one character and shy away from the other, but in this book both narrators and their stories were equally interesting… I would recommend this book to both fans of historical fiction and those who may not read the genre often. The history didn’t feel like lessons, but instead a full story.”

Monday, May 18 | Greenville, SC

3:00 p.m.
Fiction Addiction
Ticketed Tea Party Panel.

Tuesday, May 19 | Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “[A] very warm book that includes ways humans can create legacy outside of childbearing, as well as the people and pets that come in and out of the lives. I really enjoyed reading the story.”

Tuesday, May 19 | Atlanta, GA

6:30 p.m.
FoxTale Book Shoppe
“Par-tay” with New York Times bestselling authors Karen White and Beatriz Williams.

Thursday, May 21 | Book Stop Corner

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured 5-☆ review: “In a nutshell, this is a must-read book which will keep anyone engrossed and intrigued till the very end. Verdict: This poignant and heart-touching story is a must-read for everyone.”

Friday, May 22 | The Miami Herald

 Featured Book Review: “As the women’s parallel stories unfold, McCoy artfully builds their bond. Sarah’s narrative, based on years of research as well as McCoy’s obvious admiration for her subject, is lovingly constructed.”

Monday, May 25 | Diary of an Eccentric

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured 5-☆ review: “The Mapmaker’s Children is a beautifully written novel driven by heroines who are real in their emotions and their flaws, and McCoy brilliantly pulls Sarah Brown out of the shadows of history and brings her to life in full color. Sarah and Eden are separated by more than a century, but their journeys toward love and family are universal. McCoy is a master storyteller, and The Mapmaker’s Children is destined for my Best of 2015 list!”

Tuesday, May 26 | Walking With Nora

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “The story is enthralling, McCoy has a unique look at the Civil War in The Mapmaker’s Childrenand a way with words that made me wish this story didn’t end.”

Tuesday, May 26 | Books Books n More

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “McCoy delivers the power of what is truly inside a strong woman past and present.”

Wednesday, May 27 | The Discerning Reader

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “Fabulous historical references hold the reader’s attention.”

Wednesday, May 27 | Maureen’s Musings

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured 5-☆ review: [A] compelling read. I greatly enjoyed this book, and want to read more by Sarah McCoy.”

Thursday, May 28 | Popcorn Reads

Featured review: “I devoured The Mapmaker’s Children basically in one sitting. I literally couldn’t put it down. I was swept up into these people’s lives immediately.”
Featured book giveaway.

Thursday, May 28 | Reading Reality

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “[A] search that ties Eden back to the town, and ties her house and its history all the way back to Sarah Brown. And all the way forward into the life of a place that Eden has come to love.”

Friday, May 29 | Thoughts On This ‘n That

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “Sarah McCoy does a wonderful job weaving Sarah’s and Eden’s stories together, as well as bringing past and present, fact and fiction, like a beautiful tapestry.”

Monday, June 1 | Doing Dewey

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “It felt very believable. I was equally interested in Sarah’s story, so it was a well balanced dual narrative. I enjoyed all the small details of Sarah’s daily life during the Civil War. They made the time period feel very real… executed very well.”

Wednesday, June 3 | Books in the Burbs

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “This book is so much more than just another story about slavery and the crusade that the Brown and Hill family fought. It’s about forgiveness, finding the silver lining, friendships, lost loves, and new beginnings. It’s a story that I absolutely loved and didn’t want to end! It’s a book that many will discuss for years to come.”

Saturday, June 6 | Ms. Nose in a Book

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured 5-☆ review: “I gave a full ☆five star review☆ to this book and I definitely have not given that lightly because I absolutely loved this book… This story was so heartbreaking and at the same time hopeful. I could hardly put it down! It left my heart aching for some of the characters but also happy for others. There is so much that is great about this book!”

Monday, June 8 | Novel Escapes

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured ☆ review: “I really enjoyed Sarah McCoy’s attention to detail and her obvious research and passion for her characters. I can’t wait for her next novel, her writing is impeccable.”

Tuesday, June 9 | The Book Bag

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “This story drew me in and I devoured it very quickly. It is beautiful written and made this piece of history come alive for me. I love Sarah’s writing and I’ll be checking out her other book, The Baker’s Daughter.”

Thursday, June 11 | Literary Feline

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured ☆ review: “I didn’t want either of their stories to end. Even now, days after finishing the book, I am still thinking about both Eden and Sarah. Oh my goodness, how I loved this book with all the emotional ups and downs! My heart broke and my heart sang. I wish I could hug the characters and move to New Charlestown right now.”

Thursday, June 11 | Reading With Robin

4:00-5:00 p.m.
June RWR Book Club Pick
Facebook Chat with readers.

Friday, June 12 | Broken Teepee

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured review: “[T]he story of Sarah Brown. This brilliant young woman was unknown to me and I’m glad that I’ve now learned about her… She was strong in her convictions at a time when it was very dangerous to hold them. Ms. McCoy really brings her to life as she grows from a child to a woman.”

Sunday, June 14 | Reading & Eating

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured ☆ review: “Historical fiction at its best, The Mapmaker’s Children has all the ingredients that are sure to capture your heart… Highly recommend this fabulous summer read to take you away on a short journey through time.”

Monday, June 15 | Staircase Wit

Virtual book blog tour.
Featured ☆ review: “The Mapmaker’s Children was one of my favorite books of 2015 and should be included on your summer reading or future book group list… McCoy moves effortlessly from prevent day West Virginia where Eden, a troubled woman, is trying to make a new start in a quirky and appealing community, to one of the most troubled times imaginable, and a heroine who moves from New York to West Virginia to Massachusetts to California in a time where most women stayed within a few miles of where they were born.”

Thursday, June 18 | Book Perfume

Featured  review: “I loved everything about this book. Sarah McCoy is a masterful storyteller, creating both historic and modern-day plotlines that are absorbing, exciting and compulsively readable. Every single character—human and canine—leapt straight off of the page and into my heart, and I have the distinct feeling that they’re going to stay there forever.”

Thursday, July 2 | Tewksbury, MA

7:00 p.m.
Tewksbury Public Library
Summer Author Series
SKYPE visit.

Tuesday, July 21 | #HistoricalFix TwitterChat

5:30-6:30 p.m. PST
Submit your questions and join the conversation on Twitter using #HistoricalFix.
Hosted by Erin Lindsay McCabe and book bloggers The Pretty Good Gatsby and Paper Riot.
Giveaway of The Mapmaker’s Children to one lucky tweeter.

Thursday, August 13 | El Paso, TX

6:00 p.m.
El Adobe Studio
An Evening with New York Times bestselling author Sarah McCoy.
Please join El Adobe Studio for a summery evening of music, hors d’oeuvres, and a discussion of The Mapmaker’s Children. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Monday, September 14 | Cloudcroft, NM

2:00-4:00 p.m.
Author event sponsored by the High Noon Book Club
The Mitchell Fellowship Hall of Cloudcroft United Methodist Church
The community of Cloudcroft invites readers of El Paso, Las Cruces, and all surrounding cities to join them in an afternoon of treats, refreshments, and a lively discussion of The Mapmaker’s Children.

Thursday, October 1 | Norfolk, VA

7:00-9:00 p.m.
ODU’s Creative Writing MFA Thesis Colloquium
“Post-MFA” Panel.

Saturday, October 3 | San Diego, CA

2:30-5:00 p.m.
Adventures by the Book
Literary Tea at the Westgate Hotel
1055 Second Avenue
More information and registration
Bookseller Mysterious Galaxy

Friday, October 9 | Nashville, TN

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Southern Festival of Books
Legislative Plaza, Room 29
“Excavating the Layers of Time” panel with New York Times bestselling novelist Susanna Kearsley.
Bookseller Parnassus Books

Friday, October 9 | Nashville, TN

6:30 p.m.
8th Annual Authors in the Round Dinner
War Memorial Auditorium
All tickets benefit the Southern Festival of Books and Humanities Tennessee.

Wednesday, October 14 | Cedar Park, TX

Book Club chat

Saturday, October 17 | Austin, TX

7:30-9:00 p.m.
Texas Book Festival
Texas State Capitol
Lit Crawl Austin | Litquake
Exquisite Corpse sponsored by Slice Literary Magazine and PEN American Center.
Read Exquisite Corpse story here.

Sunday, October 18 | Austin, TX

3:15-4:00 p.m.
Texas Book Festival
Texas State Capitol: Texas Tent
The Texas Lens panel with James Baldwin Fellow author Mat Johnson and critically acclaimed author Thomas McNeely: “The connotations of being a Texas writer is constantly changing. Join three writers who reside in Texas but write about topics as wide as Lone Star State itself.”

Monday-Sunday, October 19-25 | The Next Best Book Club

Goodreads chat room

Sunday, November 22 | Miami, FL

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Miami Book Fair International
Miami Dade College: Room 8203, Building 8, 2nd Floor
History in Fiction panel with award-winning authors Peter Golden and Jacinda Townsend.
Bookseller Books & Books

Saturday, March 22 | Iowa City, IA
7:00 p.m.
SKYPE visit with The Secret Society of Social Readers (SSSR) book club.

Thursday, April 24 | Sam Houston State University, TX
11:30-2:30 p.m.
American Literature Department discussion sponsored by Dr. Diane Dowdey.

Wednesday, May 21 | #LitChat
4:00-5:00 p.m. ET
Featured author host.
Join Twitter’s most popular literary discussion hour (#LitChat) to discuss The Baker’s Daughter. All readers, book clubs and questions invited. Have a chance to ask me anything you like and hear back in lightning tweet.

Saturday, June 28 | New York City, NY
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Posman Bookshop, Grand Central Terminal
Official Penguin Publisher Launch Party
Grand Central featuring original novellas by me, Melanie Benjamin, Jenna Blum, Amanda Hodgkinson, Pam Jenoff, Sarah Jio, Kristina McMorris, Alyson Richman, Erika Robuck, Karen White and introduction by Kristin Hannah.
✬Come join all the featured authors for a 40’s themed afternoon of drinks, chats and book signings.

Sunday, June 29 | Long Island, NY
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Book Revue, 313 New York Avenue, Huntington
Grand Central book panel discussion and signing with Jenna Blum, Kristina McMorris, Alyson Richman and Karen White, moderated by literary radio show host Robin Kall.

The Grand Central Fan Page will have details of all author appearances for Grand Central across the United States this summer so ‘Like’ us and get your boogie-woogie bugles tuned up!

Monday, September 1 | Long Beach, CA
5:00 p.m.
SKYPE Labor Day books & barbecue visit with the Long Beach Lit Ladies.

Friday, September 19 | Allendale, NJ
2:00 p.m.
SKYPE visit with the Page Turners book club.

Tuesday, October 21 | Omaha, NE
6:00 p.m.
SKYPE visit with Book It to Knowles

Monday, November 10 | Norfolk, VA
6:00 p.m.
SKYPE visit with ODU’s Creative Writing MFA Thesis Colloquium students.
“Life After MFA” discussion.

Sunday, January 13 | Allendale, NJ
3:00 p.m.

SKYPE visit with the Page Turners book club.

Tuesday, January 22 | El Paso, TX
6:00 p.m.

German Community Center of Fort Bliss.

Book Clubs of Fort Bliss Evening with the Author.

A photo recap of the night.

Saturday, February 2 | Milwaukee, WI
12:00 p.m.

SKYPE visit with the West Lake Ladies book club.

Wednesday, February 20 | Pepperell, MA
7:00 p.m.

SKYPE visit with book club led by Jane Carver.

Thursday, February 28 | Landstuhl, Germany
6:30 p.m. Central European Time

SKYPE visit with Army spouse’s book club of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

Wednesday, March 13 | Emerald Coast, FL
11:00 a.m. CT

SKYPE visit with Between the Lines book club.

Friday, March 22 | Charlottesville, VA
12:00 p.m.

New Dominion Bookstore, 404 E. Main Street

Virginia Festival of the Book 2013

Featured author on Fiction: Parallel Stories panel with lovely fellow authors Tara Conklin and Dana Sachs.

Tuesday, May 21  | Sugar Grove, IL
11:00 a.m.

SKYPE visit with Lifelong Learning Institute, sponsored by Waubonsee Community College.

Spearheaded by Professor Kim Carew.

Thursday, May 23  | El Paso, TX
4:00 p.m.

El Paso High School Library

Featured author visit with library-sponsored EP High student and staff book club.

Monday, June 17 | El Paso, TX
11:00 a.m.

Doris Van Doren Library Auditorium

The Third Monday Book Group visit as the featured June Book Pick.

Tuesday, June 25 | Mount Joy, PA
7:00 p.m.

The Milanof-Schock Library

SKYPE visit with the Mount Joy Book Discussion Group.

Monday, August 5 | Cloudcroft, NM
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Michael Nivison Public Library, 90 Swallow Place, first floor

“Meet Sarah McCoy Reception”

High Noon Book Club’s special event for The Baker’s Daughter, summer featured selection.

Sponsored by Michael Nivison Public Library, Imaginary Books Shop and the High Noon Book Club.

Cake, recipes from the book, tea and good discussion to be served. Free and open to the public.

Photo recap of the event festivities.

Wednesday, September 18 | Houston, TX
2:00 p.m.

SKYPE visit with Congregation Beth Israel Library led by Temple Librarian Judy Weidman.

Wednesday, September 25 | Providence, RI
6:00 p.m. registration.

7:00-10:00 p.m. event.

Reading With Robin‘s annual “Evening With Authors” extravaganza.

Robin has a fabulous bestselling author lineup for 2013! I’m humbled to be featured alongside the shining Jenna Blum and divine Jane Green.

Get your tickets NOW. This party sells out every year!

Tuesday, November 19 | El Paso, Texas
5:30-8:00 p.m.

Fort Bliss Sergeant Majors Academy Book Club

German Community Center, Fort Bliss

“Meet Sarah McCoy Reception” dinner and discussion.

Monday, November 25 | Detroit, MI
7:00 p.m.

SKYPE visit with the Motor City Mavens book club.

Saturday, December 7 | Miami, FL
8:30 p.m.

SKYPE visit with Pembroke Pines book club.

Tuesday , January 17 | The Divining Wand

Featured Q&A: Larramie (a.k.a. the “author’s fairy godmother”) returns from hiatus to asks me some signature, divine questions.

Friday, January 20 | Magical Musings

Featured guest: I’m giving author Marilyn Brant a recipe from the book you won’t find in the book.

Tuesday, January 24 | Goodreads
2 p.m. ET

Live video launch party with Jael McHenry (The Kitchen Daughter).

All readers are invited to the The Baker’s Daughter celebration. Ask questions online and chat live with the authors.

Wednesday, January 25 | Brava! with Beth Hoffman

Featured guest post: “Who is that Man in the Moon?” Popping in for tea on Beth’s purple velvet sofa to talk about The Baker’s Daughter‘s fathers and my own.

Thursday, January 26 | Great Thoughts Blog

Featured guest post: Writing about my first plane ride memory as a child in “The Journey is as Great a Story as the Destination.”

Friday, January 27 | Beyond The Margins

Featured guest post: “The Significance of Settings: Bee Mindful.

Saturday, January 28 | The Debutante Ball

Featured Q&A: Quirky and fun questions from the Debs plus my poetic answer to the question: “If you were an animal, what kind would you be and why?”

Monday, January 30 | Caroline Leavitt’s Blog

Featured Q&A: The lovely Caroline has me over to Leavittville.

Tuesdsay, January 31 | BermudaOnion’s Weblog

Featured Q&A: My fellow Hokie, Bermuda Onion, and I will sit down for a chat.

Wednesday, February 1 | The Pencil Box

Featured guest on Someone’s Awesome Nightstand: Take a peek at my nightstand with Victoria Loustalot.

Thursday, February 2 | BethFishReads

Featured guest: Mrs. BethFishReads and I will have Thursday Tea together.

Friday, February 3 | Writer Unboxed

Featured guest post.

Monday, February 6 | Diary of an Eccentric

Featured review: “The Baker’s Daughter is, hands-down, the best book I’ve read so far this year, and I am confident that it will be on my “best of” list for 2012… a perfectly crafted novel…”

Tuesday, February 7 | You GOTTA Read This!

Featured review: “The story in turns melted my heart and broke it… McCoy adds her beautiful and gentle prose to make it seem almost like a love song.”

Wednesday, February 8 | The Feminist Texan Reads

Featured review: “The Baker’s Daughter is vividly written and highly entertaining; I couldn’t put it down…Whether you read this for a book club or just for your own pleasure,The Baker’s Daughter offers plenty for you to munch on.”

Thursday, February 9 | Girlichef

Featured review: “This is my first ‘favorite’ read of the year.  Great character development, picturesque historical descriptions, and skillful balancing of past and present are gracefully woven together like a cozy afghan that I wanted wrap myself in for extended periods of time.”

Friday, February 10 | Unabridged Chick

Featured review: “… an engrossing, engaging, and moving exploration of love, family, obligation, and the terrible gray area we live in…This would make a great book club pick — so many facets to invite conversation and discussion — and it would make a good gift for someone who isn’t sure they like historical fiction.”

Monday, February 13 | Book Snob

Featured review: “The Baker’s Daughter is a multi-layered book with themes of war, immigration, and human cruelty.  It is also a story of full of love, food, compassion and survival. This is a book you will definitely want to savor. Gutenacht.”

Tuesday, February 14 | Life in the Thumb

Featured review: “What an emotional powerhouse! I love books that make me weep with sadness and feel such empathy to the characters. This book does that and so much more… Her story will stay with me. I have her tucked under my heart.”

Tuesday, February 14 | Women’s Fiction Writers

Featured Q&A: In my second visit to WFW, Amy Sue and I chat about The Baker’s Daughter and more.

Wednesday, February 15 | BookNAround

Featured review: “In Sarah McCoy’s fantastic novel, Elsie Schmidt and her family, the bakers of the title, are just these people and her portrayal of them takes the normal black and white morality and turns it into just about every permutation of grey possible… The book is well written and engaging and I found myself unable to put it down once I was fully invested in the story.”

Thursday, February 16 | Dallas, TX
7:00 p.m.

a Real Bookstore, 113 Prairie Road, Fairview, TX

Sunday, February 19 | Concord, MA

3:00 p.m.

Concord Bookshop, 65 Main Street

A recap of the afternoon by Dawn, hostess extraordinaire at Concord Bookshop.

Tuesday, February 21 | Clarksburg, MD

7:00 p.m.

Novel Places Bookshop, 23341 Frederick Road

A recap of the night by Savvy Verse & Wit.

Wednesday, February 22 | Literate Housewife Blog

Featured Q&A: The Literate Housewife and I are having a virtual Noke party.

Wednesday, February 22 |

Featured author Q&A with Book Lounge.

Thursday, February 23 | WTVR CBS’s ‘Virginia This Morning’

9:00 a.m.

Chatting live about The Baker’s Daughter on CBS 6’s ‘Virginia This Morning’.

Thursday, February 23 | Arlington, VA

7:00 p.m.

One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland Street, Suite 101

A recap of the night by USA Today Book Buzz.

Friday, February 24 | Richmond, VA

6:30 p.m.

Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street

Saturday, February 25 | The Page 69 Test

Featured guest post: What’s on page 69 of The Baker’s Daughter? Come find out of it passes the test!

Sunday, February 26 | Lititz, PA

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Luncheon as Aaron’s Book Club pick of the month.

Aaron’s Books, 43 South Broad Street

Monday, February 27 | Philadelphia, PA

6:30-8:30 p.m.

An Evening of “Daughters” with Jael McHenry (The Kitchen Daughter)

The Spiral Bookcase, 112 Cotton Street

A recap of the night by

Wednesday, February 29 | What Women Write

Featured author interview.

Thursday, March 1 | The Lost Entwife

Featured review: “… contrasting current day Texas and the struggles with illegal immigrants with the struggles in Germany. A parallel is found between old and young, and the best part – it happens in a bakery where the most mouth-watering goods are prepared… I thoroughly enjoyed this story by Sarah McCoy. I found it to be extremely well-written, the characters to be easy to sympathize with, and the ending was one that left me with a good feeling of satisfaction.”

Sunday, March 4 | Blog Talk Radio

Featured radio guest: Hostess with the mostess, author Kristina McMorris and I chat about our new books: The Baker’s Daughter and Bridge of Scarlet Leaves.

Monday, March 5 | Books Like Breathing

Featured 5-star review: “…as close to perfect as you can get. I was equally engaged in both Reba and Elsie’s stories because they were both written with equal skill, researched well and balanced beautifully…This one is definitely on my keeper shelf.”

Tuesday, March 6 | Reading Lark

Featured review: “The Baker’s Daughter is a triumph of the human heart… I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy historical fiction, women’s history, and those looking for critiques on families and love. I don’t think its possible for me to capture in this review how much I loved this book and how deeply it spoke to my heart.”

Wednesday, March 7 | Savvy Verse and Wit

Featured review: “Touching on family loyalty, mother-daughter bonds, father-daughter bonds, relationships of all kinds, plus the search for love and forgiveness, McCoy reaches deep inside the dough to knead the bonds of these women to help them grow outward and inward, allowing them to absorb more love and connections.”

Thursday, March 8 | A Cozy Reading Corner

Featured blog review.

Friday, March 9 | Amused By Books

Featured review: “… heart wrenching storyline that has me turning pages far into the night. Such is the case with Sarah McCoy’s The Baker’s Daughter!”

Saturday, March 10 | Reading With Robin Radio Show

Listen in from 7-8 a.m. EST or sign in as a Robcast Member to download the show!

Robin Kall and I are chatting about The Baker’s Daughter.

Saturday, March 10 | Tucson, AZ

1:00 p.m.

Capturing a Sense of Place in Fiction Panel with Ilie Ruby and Naomi Benaron.

The Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona Campus, Student Union, Tucson Room

Sunday, March 11 | Tucson, AZ

11:30 a.m.

Family Stories: What to Use, What to Lose Panel with Daniel Roth and Kristina McMorris.

The Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona Campus, Student Union, Catalina Room

2:30 p.m.

Keeping Secrets, Telling Lies Panel with Randy Susan Meyers and Kristina McMorris.

The Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona Campus, Student Union, Catalina Room

Wednesday, March 14 | The Divining Wand

Featured guest post: I return to TDW to answer the question: “Why I Write?”

Thursday, March 15 | Indie Reader Houston

Featured guest: The Indie Reader Houston gets a peak inside The Baker’s Daughter‘s test kitchen.

Tuesday, March 20 | Romance Readers Reading Challenge

Ask an Author, Win a Book

Featured author: Three-day online Goodreads chat.

Wednesday, March 21 | Romance Readers Reading Challenge

Ask an Author, Win a Book

Featured author: Three-day online Goodreads chat.

Thursday, March 22 | Romance Readers Reading Challenge

Ask an Author, Win a Book

Featured author: Three-day online Goodreads chat.

Friday, March 23 | Denver, CO
7:30 p.m.

Tattered Cover Book Store, Highland Ranch, 9315 Dorchester Street

Sunday, March 25 | Denver, CO

Focus with Irene Rawlings– 97.3 FM KBC

Irene Rawlings graciously invites me into the studio to chat about The Baker’s Daughter on her radio show.

Friday, April 13 | Jen Pooley’s Blog

My dear friend Jen Pooley asks me for the”13 Things That Make Me Happy.”

Monday, April 16 | NPR’s Hash Hags

Julie Klam, Ann Leary and Laura Zigman are my lovely hostesses.

Featured author interview. Click here to listen to the show!

Tuesday, April 17  | Seneca, IL
5:00 p.m.

SKYPE visit with “Got Books?” teacher’s book club at Seneca Grade School.

Spearheaded by book blogger Kathy Parker of Marian’s Library.

Tuesday, April 24 | El Paso, TX
7:00 p.m.

Visit with private book club.

Friday, April 27 | Cape Cod, MA
6:30 p.m.

SKYPE visit with “Can We Talk About The Book Now” book club.

Sunday, April 15-30 | The Next Best Book Club

Online author-reader discussion as the April featured book club pick.

Monday, April 30 | Literary New England Radio Show
8 p.m. ET

Hostess Cindy Wolfe Boynton invites me on the show for a special Louisa May Alcott tribute! I’ll discuss how Alcott and her work influenced my writing life as a child and adult.

Monday, May 7 | Holland

The Baker’s Daughter releases in Holland by Boekerij publisher!

Thursday, May 17 | Houston, TX
1 p.m.

SKYPE visit with Cy-Fair Lone Star College Library’s Book Club

Thursday, May 17 | Nashville, TN
6:30 p.m.

Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pike

Saturday, May 19 | Gaithersburg, MD
2:40 p.m.

Featured Author

The Gaithersburg Book Festival,

  1. Scott Fitzgerald Fiction Pavilion, Gaithersburg City Hall Grounds

Sunday, May 27 | Hampton Roads, VA
2 p.m.

SKYPE visit with the Hampton Roads Literary Society book club.

Saturday, June 23 | Chicago, IL

Featured author at Women Authors Luncheon

Glen Ellyn Book Festival

Glen Ellyn Public Library

Monday, August 6 | Rhapsody in Books

Featured review: “As Seamus Heaney observed when he accepted the 1995 Nobel Prize, ‘…the documents of civilization have been written in blood and tears.’ He cautioned, ‘We are rightly suspicious of that which gives too much consolation in these circumstances.’ And yet, he goes on to say, humans are also capable of heroic virtue and redemption. Admirably, the author shows us both sides of the coin, giving us much to consider about our past as well as our present.

I’m so glad my husband was out of town when I finished this, so he couldn’t hear my banshee-like sobbing wailing noises. Get some Kleenex and read this one!”

Tuesday, August 7 | I’m Booking It

Featured review: “The Baker’s Daughter was readable and thought provoking, an excellent combination. I think it would make for excellent book club discussion.”

Wednesday, August 8 | Girls Just Reading

Featured review: “The Baker’s Daughter  is a wonderful story told in two different points of view: Elsie and Reba… Ms. McCoy obviously has a great love for both Texas and Germany that she blends well in this wonderful novel. I can’t wait to see what she has up next for us and I will be going and reading her first novel, The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico.”

Thursday, August 9 | Colloquium

Featured review.

Friday, August 10 | Life in Review

Featured review: “The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy is a captivating story that is part romance, part family drama, and part historical suspense. I was hooked from the start until the very end… I very highly recommend this book! The writing is superb and the characters will steal your heart.”

Monday, August 13 | The Book Garden

Featured review: “I really loved this book a lot.  It is one of those books that I know I will be thinking about for a long time.  Sarah McCoy takes what would seem to be two totally different story lines and blends them into an unforgettable story… It was beautifully written, a joy to read.  By the end I was in tears and deeply moved by this book. 5 stars out of 5.”

Tuesday, August 14  | U.S. and Canada

Paperback release of the international bestsellerThe Baker’s Daughter!

Tuesday, August 14  | Chick Lit is Not Dead

The Baker’s Daughter is one of the best books we read this year.” ~Liz and Lisa

Five things I’d Tell The Teen Me plus a giveaway in honor of The Baker’s Daughter paperback release.

Wednesday, August 15 | Literary Feline

Featured review: “My thoughts on this book can be summed up in three words: I loved it.  Sarah McCoy is my new favorite author… I felt like Sarah McCoy had gotten into my head and was holding up a mirror to me—’See?’  She was saying, ‘I know you.  I understand’… I took much away from this book and continue to think about it days—even weeks—after… The Baker’s Daughter, is not only my favorite so far this year, but also made my all-time favorite book list.”

Thursday, August 16 | Luxury Reading

Featured review: “The love and humanity that was also shown really helped cut through the bitter and left a feeling of triumph with a few emotional tears mixed in… I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves stories that meld history and the present and for anyone who just enjoys an emotionally touching story.”

Monday, August 20 | I Read. Do You?

Featured review: “… heartbreaking and yet inspirational. The choices the family is forced to make during that time may sometimes seem confusing to a modern day person, but author Sarah McCoy has done a wonderful job of explaining the circumstances that would have surrounded a non-Jewish German family of that time… And then the book actually does contain some FABULOUS recipes for traditional German breads and desserts! YUM!”

Wednesday, August 22 | The 3 R’s: Reading, ‘Riting, and Randomness

Featured review: “I don’t read much historical fiction and I’m not sure I’ve read any that has this particular perspective on the latter days of World War II, but I was engrossed by McCoy’s depiction… The Baker’s Daughter is ‘about’ a lot of things–war, sisterhood, secrets, friendship, food…”

Thursday, August 23 | The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader

Featured review: “This book is so good and in some way is tailor made for me as a reader. There’s intertwined threads, both modern and historical. There’s delicious sounding food, there is plenty to think about and just a touch of romance… It takes a very good author to be able to keep the balance between these themes and McCoy does it seemingly with ease. I have now requested her first book from the library, and I will be keeping an eye out for her next book!

Thursday, August 23 | Crown Publishing Group Facebook Wall
7:00-8:00 p.m. ET

Featured author live discussion with readers. Come ask questions, comment and/or read my replies to others!

Thursday, August 23 | Dallas, TX
7:30 p.m. CT

SKYPE visit with A Real Bookstore‘s Girls Night Out monthly book club to discuss The Baker’s Daughter.

Friday, August 24 | A Chick Who Reads

Featured review: “There are some books that you read that you absolutely have to savor every last word of them. This is one of those books… The book is beautifully written and is a definite must read!”

Saturday, August 25 | Washington, D.C. Metro

Barnes & Noble “Progressive Signing” through the Metro D.C. area.

If you’re near one of these locations, come out! I’d be thrilled to meet you and sign your books. Bring your own copy or purchase at one of these fine bookstores.

2 p.m. signing only at Fair Lakes Promenade location
12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax

3:30 p.m. signing only at Seven Corners location
6260 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church

5 p.m. signing only at Potomac Yard location
3651 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Alexandria

Sunday, August 26 | Fairfax County, VA


Featured author at “Back-To-School” teachers book club garden party.

Monday, August 27 | Lit and Life

Featured review: “Would I recommend this book? Absolutely, it is a lovely book about women who must find their inner strength under very different but very difficult circumstances. It would make terrific book club selection with much to discuss. McCoy has written a book that is thought provoking on many levels.”

Tuesday, August 28 | Peeking Between the Pages

Featured review: “I love the way the novel alternates the past and present while bringing them both together. This was one of those novels that is still in my thoughts and while reading it I hated to put it down as I had become so entrenched in everyone’s past and present lives… This is one book that is heart breaking and yet hopeful as well. I’m very glad to have read it!”

Tuesday, August 28 | Live Read-It-Forward Spreecast with Mary Doria Russell
7:30 p.m. ET

The incomparable Mary Doria Russell (DocThe Sparrow) will moderate a live, video chat. Readers across the globe are invited to watch and post questions regarding The Baker’s Daughter. Mary will ask me your questions live!

Wednesday, August 29 | Life is Short. Read Fast.

Featured review: “I just can’t form the right words to express how much I felt while reading these pages. And as the then and now came crashing together I found myself cheering and crying for those that survived and those that were lost. This is an excellent story of perseverance, survival, and love. I highly recommend it!”

Thursday, August 30 | Drey’s Library

Featured review: “I loved The Baker’s Daughter… As much as I hate what the Germans did during WWII, The Baker’s Daughter reminds me that there were some very, very upstanding Germans who did whatever they could to save lives – at the risk of their own. Two thumbs up. Outstanding!”

Friday-Wednesday, August 31-September 5 | Amsterdam, Holland

I’m delighted to announce that my fabulous Dutch publisher Boekerij has baked up the most splendid book tour of Holland to meet the wonderful readers who put The Baker’s Daughter on the international bestsellers list and kept it in the top 15 since its debut. Dearest Dutch readers, bedankt!

Here’s a photo RECAP of all the sensational events in Holland on my blog fan page.

Saturday, September 1 | Amsterdam, Holland
15.30 (3:30 p.m.)

Signing at Boekhandel Vos & Van der Leer in Dordrecht.

Sunday, September 2 | Amsterdam, Holland
14.00 (2 p.m.)

Signing and interview at Department Store De Bijenkorf in Utrecht.

19.00 (5 p.m.)

Celebration reception on the Amsterdam canals. Drinks with fans and Amsterdam bookshops.

Monday, September 3 | Amsterdam, Holland

Interviews with Dutch media.

Tuesday, September 4 | Amsterdam, Holland
14.30 (2:30 p.m.)

Signing at Boekhandel Jaspers in Badhoevedorp.

17.30 (7:30 p.m.)

Signing and interview at Boekhandel Roodbeen in Nijkerk.

Tuesday, September 4 | Walking With Nora

Featured review: “The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy is one of those books that I couldn’t put down…”

Wednesday, September 5 | Bookstack

Featured review: “I finished the book about a month ago, and have since loaned it to several nearby friends, while recommending it to many more online. If you’re thinking of making Autumn 2012 your Season of Reading Historically, you won’t find a better place to start.”

Tuesday, September 11 | Read-It-Forward Historical Spreecast
7:30 p.m. ET

I’ll be participating in a LIVE broadcasted discussion of historical fiction that breaks down genre boundaries. My fellow panelist is the marvelous Vincent Lam (The Headmaster’s Wager). 

Wednesday, September 26 | Chicago, IL
7:00 p.m. CT

SKYPE visit with the Best Book Club.

Tuesday, October 9 | El Paso, TX
10:00 a.m.

Historic Woman’s Club of El Paso — oldest women’s club in the state of Texas.

1400 North Mesa Street

Featured book club review by Bonnie Brooks, interview and tea party.

Sunday, October 14 | The Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Legislative Plaza, Room 31

Navigating the Past and Finding Forgiveness: Two Novels

A panel discussion with author Nancy Jensen (The Sisters).

Friday-Sunday, October 19-21 | Santa Cruz, CA

Booktopia 2012 Retreat sponsored by celebrated podcast Books on the Nightstand.

Featured fiction author.

Tuesday, October 23 | San Francisco, CA
7:00 p.m.

Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut Street

Wednesday, November 14| Writing Under Pressure

Book giveaway plus featured author interview with Christi Craig.

Monday, November 19 | Kansas
6:30 p.m.

SKYPE visit with the Sister Ups book club.

Tuesday, November 27 | Sam Houston State University, TX
11 a.m.

SKYPE with Dr. Diane Dowdey’s American Literature classes.

Monday, December 3 | Shelton, CT
8:00 p.m.

SKYPE visit with the Written Words Bookstore in-house book club.

Tuesday, December 11 | Knoxville, TN
6:00 p.m.

SKYPE visit with Word Runners book club.

Wednesday, December 12 | Salinas, CA
6:30 p.m.

SKYPE visit with Of Wine and Women book club.

Tuesday, December 17 | Washington, D.C. Metro
8:00 p.m.

SKYPE visit with “2012 Best Books to Give as Gifts” party.